2017/2018 Season Productions
Join us for our TWENTY-THIRD SEASON of Shows Worth Seeing. Click here to Download the Season Ticket Brochure (0.5 mb file).
Show times are Wednesday to Saturday at 7:30pm. Weekend matinees are at 2:00pm.
All performances are at the Pumphouse Theatre, 2140 Pumphouse Avenue SW
MOON OVER BUFFALO
September 22nd – 30th, 2017
By Ken Ludwig
Directed by Mike Johnson
What goes up must come down. It’s true of all things in this world, including the roller coaster that is show biz fame and fortune. George and Charlotte Hay are at a low point in their ride, running two shows in rep and losing parts to rivals. But then – hold the curtain, folks – they hear that Frank Capra is coming to their matinee and if he likes what he sees, it could mean a movie deal and a trip back up the star-studded rails and into to the spotlight once again! It’s the chance of a lifetime! Everything has to be perfect! So naturally, everything goes completely wrong. How could it not when you have a desperate and dramatic couple, several doors, the well-meaning, but clueless fiancé of George and Charlotte’s daughter, and a somewhat deaf stage manager who happens to also be George’s mother-in-law? It’s farce, pure and simple, lively and hilarious and we hope you’ll join us for the ride.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
December 8th to 16th, 2017
By Ben Crocker
Directed by Michelle Brandenburg
The childhood classic you have come to love; a tale of finding love where you least expect it, about seeing with your heart, complete with a needy witch, some animated furniture and a poodle. Our holiday panto is back – oh yes, it is! – and it’s fun for your whole family. When her mother trespasses and takes a rose from the Beast’s garden, Rose, a.k.a. Beauty, is forced to go live in the castle with the Beast, who hopes that she will be the one to break the curse laid upon him by the clingy, magic-slinging Malabelle. Will Beauty come to love him, despite his ugliness? Will they have a happily ever after? Anything is possible, but they must make their way through beloved panto tropes, musical numbers and some cheesey jokes first, but that’s all part of the charm of panto! We think they’ll make it. After all, what is it they say? Love will find a way! Oh yes, it will!
A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody
January 26th to February 10th, 2018
By Ron Bernas
Directed by Dan Gibbins
They say that New Year’s Resolutions, that most time-honoured tradition, are doomed to fail. People throw themselves enthusiastically at a lofty goal; this year they will cut out sugar completely, learn a new language by July, quit smoking, or finally write their novel. It doesn’t matter that their outline has the page count skyrocketing – it has been resolved! And on the glitziest, tipsiest of nights too! It can’t possibly fail. So, what happens when Matthew Perry, husband to Julia, father to Bunny, resolves that before the clock strikes midnight one year from now, he will have murdered his wife? Well, she laughs hysterically for a moment before vowing that she will make passionate love to their butler and then they go off to host their party. What this new year brings is laugh after laugh, body after body (not Julia’s…Matthew isn’t very good at this), and a bona fide gumshoe, who probably couldn’t buy gum. Or a shoe. Join us for a new year full of comedy, mystery, marriage (maybe) and falling in love all over again!
April 27th to May 12th, 2018
By W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
Directed by Sean Anderson
Friends, theatre lovers, patter aficionados – the famous ship has docked at the Pumphouse Theatre once more. Join the Captain, the Admiral, dear little Buttercup, and of course, all the sisters, all the cousins and the aunts for a visit to the HMS Pinafore! A musical farce, and a beloved favourite of the creative team, Gilbert and Sullivan, HMS Pinafore is a love story, a lesson in rank and in the proper ways of things, as well as how to stand up for the desires of the heart. With a smattering of mistaken identity, a patter song that rivals the trickiest of tongue twisters and enough joy and rapture to go around, this nautical caper will have you singing along, or at the very least, chiming in with three cheers, and one cheer more – save the date for HMS Pinafore!
Morpheus G&S Junior Theatre School Program
Morpheus Theatre is pleased to announce that the G&S Junior Theatre School program is back for a 7th season.
In October 2017, we will be continuing to offer both a Junior class for students 9 to 12 years old, and a Senior class for students 13 to 17 years old. The program gives youth an opportunity to expand their acting skills and challenge themselves with the lyrics and patter of a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta. The Senior class will also include more advanced acting skills and choreography.
Both classes will run Saturday mornings from 10:00-11:30 beginning in Oct 14. Classes will include professional instruction in Acting and Voice and the program will culminate in two youth performances on the set of our mainstage production in the Victor Mitchell Theatre at the Pumphouse Theatre.
Please be advised that the G&S JR Theatre School Class for ages 9 – 12 is full. Thank you for your support!
Cost: Juniors – $350, Seniors – $400
Early Bird rate by July 31 save $50
Additional Family members also save $50.
Please call (403) 246-2999 to register. Only 20 spots available per class.